University Senate

Meeting 554 Agenda

The University Senate of Michigan Technological University

PDF version of Agenda 554

TO: Senators, Alternates, and Liaisons
FROM: Craig Waddell, Senate President
DATE: Nov. 3, 2014
SUBJECT: Agenda for University Senate Meeting #554
COPIES: President, Provost, Board of Control, Vice Presidents, Library Reserve, Staff Council Chair, Tech Today, MTU Lode, MTU Daily Bull

Meeting #554 of the University Senate of Michigan Technological University will convene at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday November 5, 2014 in Room 642 in the DOW Building.

Senators are responsible for making their constituents aware of the agenda for this meeting.

Except for Proposal 12-15 (copy attached), the proposals listed below are available at

Senators who are unable to attend should arrange for their alternates to attend in their place.

1.  Call to Order  
2.  Roll Call and Recognition of Visitors 5
3.  Approval of Agenda 2
4.  Approval of Minutes from Meetings 553 2
5.  President's Report 10
The Administration has approved the following Senate proposals:  
  •  3-15 "Creating a Visiting Professor of Practice Position"
  •  6-15 "Compensation for Senate Vice President: (subject to proposed change in the last sentence of proposal)
  •  7-15 "Shelving the Master of Engineering Degree in Civil Engineering (EGR3)"
  •  8-15 "Shelving the Master of Engineering Degree in Environmental Engineering" (ERG4)
 6.  Committee Reports  10
 7.  Guest Presentations  20
Michigan Tech Ombuds Susanna Peters, M.S.J.D.  What the Michigan Tech Ombuds does  
Steven Steinhoff, Senior in Survey Engineering at Michigan tEch and USG Treasurer:  A user's perspective on regulating e-cigerettes.  
Jennifer Riehl, MS in Forensic Molecular Biology (SUNY Albany, 2007), PhD in Forest Genetics and Biotechnology (Michigan Tech, 2014), and MS candidate in Environmental Policy (Michigan TEch):  A summary of research on health effects of e-cigarettes.  
8.  Unfinished Business 20
a.  Proposal 9-15 “Revising Senate Procedures 108.1.1: Format for Proposing New Academic Programs"  
b. Proposal 10-15 “Amending Senate Procedures 414.1.1: Eliminating and Shelving Degrees and Certificates”  
c. Proposal 11-15 “Amending the Senate’s Bylaws”  
9.  New Business 20
a.  Proposal 6-15 "Compensation for Senate Vice President" (approved by the administration subject to a change in the last sentence)  
b.  Proposal 12-15 "Degree Name Change from Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology - Earth Science Education to Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology - Earth and Space Science and Integrated Science"  
10.  Public Comments  15
11.  Adjournment